American muscle car legend – Chevrolet Camaro is going to be updated this year. 2016 model year Camaro features completely different body shape, new engines and equipment. It won’t be a minor facelift, but the whole new generation, 6th generation Camaro. It should compete with another popular muscle – Ford Mustang which also being upgraded in 2015.
The car will be available on sale in late 2015 in 2 trim levels with 3 engine variants on the early stage of production. The pricing is unknown yet, the price might be slightly more than for current gen Chevy Camaro.
2016 Chevrolet Camaro release date: 2015 fall
2016 Chevrolet Camaro revealed
In the middle of May, 2015 the new generation of Chevrolet Camaro was revealed in Detroit. The introduction of sixth generation Camaro coincide with upcoming 50th anniversary of Camaro brand. Before this date, Chevrolet website’s 2016 Camaro page intrigued that information will be revealed soon.
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2016 Chevrolet Camaro interior and exterior design
At first glance at the sixth generation Chevrolet Camaro, presented at an event in Detroit, it would seem that, compared to its predecessor, the car changed slightly. But in fact, 70% details of the new car are unique and not shared with any other GM vehicle.
The overall shape of the body reminding the current generation Camaro, but it become more aggressive and brutal, though more aerodynamic.
Front fascia features new front bumper, spoiler lip, headlights with LED daytime running lights, new shaped hood with vents. In the rear there are 4-pipe dual exhaust, air diffusor and narrow LED taillights.
The interior is completely new – the only thing which is similar to previous generation Camaro – the hood over dashboard. There are new steering wheel, large multimedia system display on the center console.
The vents on the center console moved downside and now placed under the infotainment system. The overall upholstery quality level is much higher.
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2016 Chevrolet Camaro features
The Alpha platform which is the basis for the muscle car borrowed from Cadillac ATS, as a result the new 2016 Chevrolet Camaro had lost about 200 lbs (90 kg) of weight compared to the previous generation and now weights 3 520 lbs (1597 kg). The dimensions, including wheelbase, are also decreased.
Much of the credit for the improved handling also goes to the new suspension: McPherson in front and an independent five-link design in the rear. In addition to this for the first time Camaro became available with Magnetic Ride Control system, scanning the road with a frequency of 1000 Hz and using electronics to change the settings in the shock absorbers depending on the situation. However, it is not available in all trim levels, only in the top SS.
It is noteworthy that using special switch called Drive Mode Selector, the driver can select one of the four drive modes available (Snow / Ice, Tour, Sport and Track), and in each case the electronics will change accordingly not only the usual parameters such as engine and gearbox settings, steering and suspension, but also adjust exhaust system volume.
There are also new gadgets underneath – you could find two 8-inch displays – the first one is located directly in front of driver’s eyes and replaces the traditional dashboard, displaying animated speedometer, tachometer and other gauges (combinations can be changed at will), and the second located in the center console, it is using to control multimedia and MyLink navigation system. In addition, the standard equipment of the new Camaro include wireless charging for smartphones.
2016 Chevrolet Camaro engine line up and performance
As for the engines, 2016 model year Chevrolet Camaro 2016 will be available with 3 engines.
The basic is turbocharged 4 cylinder, producing 279 hp and a torque of 400 Nm, with that engine the coupe is capable to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in less than 6 seconds, and in combined cycle has spectacular range of 33 mpg.
The second engine is the six-cylinder 340-horsepower engine with 3.6 liter capacity, variable valve timing and cylinder deactivation feature. Both engines can be combined with a six-speed manual gearbox or 6-speed Hydra-Matic 8L45.
And finally, the most powerful option is a 6.2-liter LT1 engine from Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, which also has 20% of updated components. As a result, the engine power is 461 hp. It is available with 8-speed manual transmission or 8-speed Hydra-Matic 8L90 automatic transmission.
Article about the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro has been prepared on the basis of peer reviews and rumors from the Internet. The exact release date and the start of sales is unclear, but there is an actual information.
2016 Camaro Z28 release date
The release date of the most powerful Camaro version – Z28 is unknown and probably will be somewhere in 2016. It will probably receive Corvette 7-liter engine like the previous generation model or supercharged V8. Z28 is also get slightly different styling including new bodykit and rims.
Chevrolet Camaro brand history
Chevrolet Camaro is one of the most well-known and best selling vehicle in the US. The first generation appeared in 1966 to compete with high popular Ford Mustang. After many generation changing the producing stopped in 2002. Camaro brand was re-launched in 2009 with the introduction of the fifth generation Camaro which had completely different in almost every thing, comparing with its predecessors.
Prices, specifications, options, features of 2016 Chevrolet Camaro could change without notice.